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Thomas Druen

commercial lender

I was born and raised in New Orleans. Graduate of Brother Martin High School – ’72  by way of Cor Jesu High in 1968.  Growing up in several New Orleans neighborhoods gave me a deep appreciation of the different cultures of the city as well as lifestyles of varied people. I began working in banking in 1975 as a drive–up teller in the Upper Ninth Ward.  At that point I had no idea that I would spend the next 47 years making a career out of helping peoples’ dreams come true.  I was fortunate early in my career to work with very talented and unselfish people who mentored and guided me and helped me become the person I am today.  I hope I have given back and continue to give back to the younger bankers those life lessons that I have learned.  Working in retail banking as well as commercial banking has given me the opportunity to meet a varied and interesting clientele that I have learned much from.  The challenges and changes I have seen in the world of banking have been an extremely rewarding experience for me.

My wife Julie and I were married in 1981 and we have 1 son. When not working I enjoy taking road trips to small towns and also driving to our vacation destinations.  To relax at home I enjoy reading biographies of historical people and studying classical guitar. 

areas of expertise

  • Business Lines of Credit 
  • Equipment Financing
  • Commercial Construction Lines of Credit
  • Relationship Banking

About JD Bank Commercial Lending

Whether you have an established company, your business is rapidly growing or you are considering starting your own business, JD Bank Business Loans can be a key to success.

All businesses need funding. JD Bank’s Commercial Loan Officers have the lending expertise you need to go from business plan to key-in-hand, and we have created business loans for companies in a variety of Louisiana industries. We will stand with you with experienced support and insight as we work together to achieve your business goals. At JD Bank we take the success of your business personally, and our specialty is working with the people, industries and local businesses of Louisiana.


Whether you’re just starting out or ready to expand, get a great business loan that fits your particular needs.

  • Great rates
  • Flexible terms
  • Personalized service
  • Experienced advisors
  • Local decision making
  • Quick approval